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Dutch government to appeal landmark climate change ruling

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02/09/2015

 The Dutch government is appealing a landmark court ruling that ordered it to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in a case seen as a possible precedent for similar legal action around the world. The government announced Tuesday it will appeal the June ruling that it must cut emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. But the government added that it also will begin ...

Joint IEA-NEA report details plunge in costs of producing electricity from renewables

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02/09/2015

The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar has been falling for several years. Now, a new report provides in detail the contrasting costs for different power generation technologies around the world and shows that renewable sources can produce electricity at close to or even below the cost of new fossil fuel-based power stations. The report, Projected Costs ...

Study provides scenarios for assessing long-term benefits of climate action

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02/09/2015

Original story at MIT News Since the 1990s, scientists and policymakers have proposed limiting Earth’s average global surface temperature to 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, thereby averting the most serious effects of global warming, such as severe droughts and coastal flooding. But until recently, they lacked a comprehensive estimate of the likely social and economic benefits ...

DEKRA Insight Inks Exclusive Agreement to Add Fatigue Risk Management Services with RoundTheClock Resources

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02/09/2015

Global safety consulting, testing, and advisory firm DEKRA Insight, today announced a partnership with noted organizational psychologist Dr. Susan Koen (CEO) and consulting firm RoundTheClock Resources, Inc. (RTC) for exclusive integration of RTC’s proprietary fatigue risk management and brain-centric reliability services into DEKRA Insight’s workplace safety services. RoundTheClock ...

Real-time car exhaust monitoring with IONICON PTR-MS

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02/09/2015

IONICON PTR-MS is known for being an analytical technique to quantify hydrocarbons and VOCs with high sensitivity and in real-time. The capability to monitor emissions in real-time is particularly useful for recording the fast changing conditions in the combustion process and to assess the impact of control technologies. Especially the initial cold start phase in cars, which is ...

Geovariances is at IAMG 2015 from 8-9 Sept. in Freiberg, Germany

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02/09/2015

Attend our software presentations or stop by our booth to find out more about: Minestis, our software solution dedicated to mineral resource estimation, and how it simplifies resource estimation; Kartotrak, our integrated software solution for contaminated sites characterization, and how it helps you to better identify and manage risks related to site remediation. ...

EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways

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01/09/2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule ...

Join Ceres and Skytop Strategies for the Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value

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01/09/2015

On December 14, 2015 Skytop Strategies will be hosting a “Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value”, a full-day program that explores best practices in successful corporate water policy, featuring sustainability advocacy group Ceres as a strategic partner. Hosted at Levi Strauss & Co.’s world headquarters in San Francisco, this symposium will bring together a ...

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